Gus Bradley is having himself a time in the wasteland that is the NFL head coaching job market. Bradley had a seven hour interview with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie on Tuesday, but that wasn’t enough to sign a deal. The Eagles quickly moved on, hiring Chip Kelly earlier this afternoon.
Bradley is now in Jacksonville, interviewing with Shad Khan and the crew tasked with making the Jaguars relevant again. New GM Dave Caldwell is rumored to be interested in San Francisco DC Greg Roman, who’s a friend from his college days.
Jacksonville and Arizona are the final two teams looking for a head coach. Arizona, attempting to beat the Raiders for most incompetent management in the league, are interested in Bruce Arians.
Mike Florio has the details:
Arians, we’re told, wanted the Chicago job, where he was a finalist. Though it’s believed he won’t be leaving the Colts for any head-coaching job, the Cardinals’ vacancy is regarded as one of the worst available, given the absence of a great quarterback and the presence of increasingly stiff competition in the division.
Cardinals Football! Several candidates have turned Arizona down — including Mike McCoy, who will attempt to salvage Philip Rivers’ sputtering career. To make matters worse, their hesitation has angered defensive coordinator Ray Horton, who has interviewed twice for the job. The words Michael Bidwill and due diligence don’t mesh.